Deer Creek Church Updates 
August 2022

Ministry Updates:

Community Service Day
On Saturday, July 16th over 40 people from Deer Creek Church gathered to serve our local community with Foothills Parks and Recreation. We completed projects and helped to clean up Wingate South Park near the church. Thank you to everyone who came out and served!

Learn more about opportunities to serve at Deer Creek or with organizations in the Littleton area by going to https://deercreekchurch.com/serve
Yearly Budget Report
We made a change to our budget year to better facilitate ministry planning. Our budget now starts in July rather than October. Below you will see the impact of your generosity in the last 12 months (ending in June). Thank you to everyone who faithfully gives to the ministry of our church! 
Two Youth Ministry Assistant Hires
This summer we had three youth assistants helping out with the youth ministry and we are excited to announce that two of them will be joining the staff of Deer Creek Church permanently.

Reid Wilking came to Deer Creek as a child with his parents, Ben and Leslie. He was a part of the Deer Creek youth group in middle school and high school before graduating and going to the University of Colorado Boulder to get his undergraduate degree in mathematics. He is now beginning seminary at Denver Seminary and is excited to serve in his home youth group while he works on a Masters of Divinity degree. Reid will be our part-time Youth Assistant in charge of guys discipleship.
Jackie Ellis has been serving with the girls in the youth group as a volunteer for the last several years. If her last sounds familiar, it's because she is married to our Worship Director Aaron Ellis! In addition to being a mom of 4 kids (including one middle schooler), Jackie is working on a degree in Nursing.  Jackie will be our part-time Youth Assistant in charge of girls discipleship.

Missions Update:

New Church Planting Family Joining Us!
This fall we will be welcoming the Rapp family to Deer Creek Church. 

David Rapp was born in Colorado and later moved to Houston where he grew up. He attended Baylor University and met his lovely wife, Jennifer, while they worked as mountain guides at Young Life's Wilderness Ranch. They studied at Covenant Theological Seminary where David earned his Master of Divinity degree. Then they moved to Eugene, OR where David started Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at the University of Oregon and ministered for 5 years. David served as Assistant Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Waco for two years until the launch of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Temple in 2010. David and Jennifer have 3 great kids - Wyatt, Darby, and Stella.

David will be serving as a church planting apprentice with the hopes of planting a new church in Golden, CO. Be sure to welcome them to our church family. 
Andy Young Visited in June 
At the end of June we were privileged to host Andy Young, our church planter from Oxford England. We heard about the work that Jesus is doing at the University of Oxford through the ministry of Oxford Evangelical Presbyterian Church and were encouraged by his sermon from Psalm 23. If you  missed it you can watch the message here. 

Budget Year Summary (July 2021-June 2022)

Finance Summary through June 2022:

Budget $1,153,184*
Giving: $1,206,907*
Spending: $1,239,439*
Benevolence Funds Distributed: $35,475*
* Note: In the spring our elders voted to change our budget year from Oct - Sept to July- June. All of these numbers reflect the 12 month total ending in June 2022) 

Thank you to everyone who gives faithfully to the ministry of Deer Creek Church. This work would not be possible without you!